diaphanous


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Synonyms for diaphanous

Synonyms for diaphanous

so light and insubstantial as to resemble air or a thin film

Synonyms for diaphanous

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Studies of diaphanous and a similar mouse gene indicate that their proteins help a molecule called profilin assemble filaments of another protein, actin.
The backlight of the sun outlined her legs through her diaphanous skirt and the picture became a defining image of the early Eighties.
Il silenzio substantiates Lagorio's fame as a refined writer and creator of a palpable sense of time and memory; the reader feels the accumulation of layers of consciousness, layers which are differentiated and perhaps isolated but which coalesce into a diaphanous and unified personality.
For last minute shoppers looking for that perfect New Year's Eve outfit, fabulous, fairy-tale fetes that conjure images of diaphanous dresses, sumptuous fabrics and a garden of beautiful colors and glowing gems in full bloom can still be a reality with Nordstrom.
The cover girl for the magazine cuts a striking figure in vivid kanjeevaram saris teemed with chic diaphanous jackets by designer Rahul Mishra, who won the Woolmark International Prize 2014/ 15.
THE title The Fades (BBC Three, 9pm) may suggest a diaphanous entity, but the Beeb has ensured its latest cult saga is as visible as possible thanks to extensive advertising.
Diamond portrayed the humans as living in today's world, while the gods, garbed in diaphanous tunics, were straight out of ancient Greece.
His latest housing block in the 17th arrondissment of Paris is a variation on the Montpellier project, replacing the gabion cages in which planting gradually takes root with an instant diaphanous screen of vegetation that seductively sheathes a low-rise residential tower in a lush green external skin.
The human figures, meanwhile, express a gnomic, diaphanous physicality that perfectly suits their function as placeholders for sensory experience--mostly we see them in flagrante, overlapping and transparent, dorky-graceful, like real love.
Couple this quote with Mrs Michael Douglas in a diaphanous black chiffon number, with a substantial cleavage, holding her award aloft and the crowds would flock in - although maybe CZJ wouldn't be too pleased to be immortalised when pregnant.
Even the scene changes are performed as a kind of dumb show in full view behind a diaphanous curtain - all part of the production's theatrical self-awareness.
The color image zeros in on diaphanous pillars of gas, nicknamed elephant trunks, in the Eagle nebula, about 7,000 light-years from Earth (SN: 11/4/95, p.
The show was followed by couturier Suneet Varma's latest wedding collection of lehengas, shararas, anarkalis, saris and diaphanous dupattas in softer tones like cream, pastel yellow, orange, gold, pink and blue as well as strong hues like maroon, black and red.
Though acoustic privacy is an important issue (which usually means dense, opaque surfaces and enclosed, introverted spaces), Abril does achieve some sense of permeability and spatial interpenetration with the contortions of the lightwell and the use of diaphanous glass walls in certain rooms.